Say hello to Bobby.
AKA the Bobster, Bob, Bear (he’s inherited that from Alf), B-Dog, Simba. We all have our little names for him. He’s so blooming cute.
Look at his little squidgy face. His paws are huge, he falls over himself as he’s still in that not quite grown into his body phase. He’s snuggly and playful. He’s so loving and absolutely paw-fect. He has this gorgeous little personality, he is already recognising his name and coming to us. You can tell that he knows who we are, especially when he hears George running down in a morning. We really are so very lucky to have him a part of our little family and cannot wait to start going on adventures with him.
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Since I wrote my post about preparing for a puppy we’ve been living with our furry baby for one week now. Bobby has settled in so well. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind if truth be told, taking me right back to life with a baby. Although, fast forward to life with a toddler who is moving and into everything and you’ll be just about there. He may have cheated us into a false sense of security in the first two nights by sleeping. But like most things these days, this time shall pass.
It’s taken a few days but we seem to be in a little routine now although I will admit to being totally in love and distracted by him. He’s wagging his tail when one of us enters the room, he’s eating well, sleeping well (almost), playing really nicely (lets ignore the nibbling), entertaining himself, toilet trained and even goes to the back door when he needs to go out. And lets not forget how much he is enjoying all the interaction with George – who is very keen to start teaching him tricks. I think I may have just taught him sit. Ssshhh don’t tell George.
Say hello to Bobby – Our Labrador Retriever Puppy
He really has settled in so well. We’ve started to socialise him with friends and their dogs, we were instructed by our breeder and vet to do this as soon as possible. With the added precaution that these dogs are vaccinated and should come to our home. It’s worked really well and we can already tell that Bobby has a huge heart and really enjoys playing. He’s one playful and paw heavy pup. So far he’s met Buddy the Beagle, Maisie the Boca and Dottie the Dalmation. He’s already got a better social life than I do.
I am really looking forward to his next injections in another week so that we can start to street walk him. He’ll be ten weeks at that point which is just a week away. I know George is very keen to walk him, he never really got the opportunity to walk Alf as he was so big. It’s one huge adventure for both George and Bobby. All of us. Again, as advised we have been letting him wear his harness and lead whilst wandering around the house and garden so that he’s happy in them. He’s adapted so well to his new life.
I’m so thankful that we finally finished our garden makeover as Bobby has really enjoyed spending time outdoors in our safe space. It was really hot the first few days that we brought him home so we made use of a paddling pool as I had read that Labradors are water dogs. The stories were true. He loved playing with George, splosh splashing and has since treated his water bowl like a paddling pool. It really is the funniest thing to watch.
We are all totally in love. Puppy love. Bobby love.
If you’re thinking of welcoming a fur baby to your family then you might want to read my preparing for a puppy post. And if you have any tips for soothing a biting pup then do pop a note in the comments. We definitely have our hands full their. We’re just looking into attending puppy classes actually, is this something you would recommend?